In this book Tony Wrench shares his many years of experience, his skills and techniques, his ups and downs, always in a witty and inspiring manner.The book covers the process of visualising and designing a house through to the practical side of lifting the living roof, infilling the walls, laying out rooms and adding renewable, autonomous technology.
Building A Low Impact Roundhouse has become a classic text. Tony’s home and lifestyle have attracted the interest of the media and he and his partner continue to inspire many individuals and communities to seek out ways of living more sustainably. Tony also includes sections on the physical design and he writes about the lifestyle required for living in a roundhouse. He offers advice on roofs, floors, walls, compost toilets, wood stoves, kitchens, windows and on planning permissions. There are additional photographs of life in and around the dwelling and illustrations from the construction plans for this, one of the UK’s most unique of homes. Includes a 10 year update which includes a major section on the couple’s marvellous strawbale den. This true and captivating story covers the realising of a lifetime’s dream, as well as being a practical ‘how to’ manual for anyone who loves the idea of low impact living.
This ebook edition has a 2013 update which brings the planning story up to date.
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